Northamptonshire have completed the signing of Essex fast bowler Maurice Chambers on a two-year contract.
Eight Essex players have signed new contracts including Ravi Bopara, Graham Napier and Mark Pettini.
Essex have handed new contracts to Ryan ten Doeschate and Maurice Chambers ahead of the new season.
Paceman Ajmal Shahzad is one of four Yorkshire players selected in the England Performance Programme squad.
Essex have named Maurice Chambers in their squad for the County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire.
England must pick Alex Hales as an opening batsman at the 2015 World Cup, says Sir Ian Botham.
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Eoin Morgan's first act as England captain should be to push himself back up the order, says Bob Willis.
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February - here's a taster of what's in store.
Steven Smith proved his captaincy skills by guiding Australia to victory over India, says Mark Butcher.
Watch this video to whet your appetite for the IPL, which will be shown on Sky Sports in 2015.
South Africa's Dale Steyn should be lauded as the finest seam bowler in the world, says Bob Willis.